[IPython-User] ipython prompt slows significantly after importing from mayavi
Fri Feb 17 07:53:53 CST 2012
On 2/17/12 1:11 PM, Stefan wrote:
> I have given up to get ipython qtconsole working with mayavi on my Mac for
> Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work on the plain ipython shell either. Most
> of the time, after importing anything from mayavi, e.g.
> from mayavi import mlab
> the ipython command prompt becomes so slow and unresponsive that it is
> impossible to work with. I say "most of the time", since about every fourth
> restart of ipython "survives" the mayavi import. If one gets lucky and gets
> such a "surviving" shell, it remains responsive even after subsequent mayavi
> commands. One could actually do some work then...
Qt is the culprit, here. The bit of IPython that integrates the terminal input
with the Qt event loop is not very responsive on OS X.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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